Best Events in February in Manchester

Though slightly shorter than the others, February is still an action-packed month. We’re talking romance, pancakes and Oscars season. Now that last year’s fiascos are well and truly behind us, and the coma of January has finally passed, it’s time to have some fun. Get the ball rolling with Manchester’s exciting events and things to do in February.

Valentine’s Day is perhaps the main event that touches on everyone’s emotions. You may be loved-up and looking forward to it, or perhaps you find it all a little commercial and prefer to board the anti-Valentine’s train. Either way, you can find something in Manchester to rejoice or reject the day.

Manchester’s extensive range of things to do extends far beyond the 14th February, with exhibitions, gigs, club nights, and theatre shows to carry you through the last of the winter weather (fingers crossed). There’s also great family-friendly events to make half term that much easier to plan. Discover February’s best events in Manchester with our roundup for the month.

Theatre shows to see in February

With each new month, Manchester’s eclectic theatres bring new and thrilling shows to the city. Find touring West End musicals at the Palace, Opera House and Lowry or in-house, independent productions at HOME, Hope Mill Theatre or Contact.

Visit our theatre guide to Manchester to find out more about the city’s venues and upcoming shows.

Valentine’s Day events in Manchester

On February 14th, cupid fires his arrows on the lovers of Manchester. The city normally known for indie gigs and underground raves turns all romantic, with plenty of date options to impress your other half. Whether it’s a theatre treat or tickets to an exhibition, February is the month to get a little starry-eyed and soppy with these great romantic dates.

Still stuck for ways to impress your partner? Here’s the best date ideas in Manchester.

Anti-Valentine’s Day events

We know Valentine’s isn’t for everyone. It can all get a touch too soppy, or as some believe, over-commercialised and expensive. So to showcase Manchester’s fabulously all-embracing nature, the city brings some of the best anti-Valentine’s Day events going on.

There’s more to explore with our guide to Anti-Valentine’s Day in Manchester.

Films in cinemas this month

If you’ve still not see those high-profile big production, new releases yet – why not check them out before the votes are cast in the Academy Awards?

See the TickX cinema guide here.

Club nights, concerts and gigs in February

Ok so you’ve had a month to get over the hangover and recover the finances. It’s now time to get that ass back on the dancefloor. Whether that’s rocking up the club, or rocking out at a gig, February is the month to start moving again. Manchester is perhaps the best city for music (ssh don’t tell Londoners), so there’s it always brings great club nights and events.

To see which musical acts are hitting up Manchester’s clubs and arenas this year, check out our ultimate guide to club nights and gigs in the city.

The best February half term events in Manchester

With a full week off school, you’ll no doubt be trying to find ways to keep everyone happy and busy. There’s always lots of family events happening in Manchester over the February half term, so whether you have teens or toddlers, there’s likely to be something for everyone.

If you’re like to stay ahead of the pack, take a look at the best events in March.

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